Viber aplication is not working in Lububtu 15.04

Bug #1451207 reported by Simeon on 2015-05-03
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Bug Description

Hi,

I have upgraded my Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit to 15.04 Vivid Vervet 64 bit and this broke my Viber aplication version 4.2.2.6.

Installation file is 64 bit viber.deb packet from (http://www.viber.com/en/products/linux). When I reinstall Viber in the beggining of installation, GDebi package installer returns following message in the terminal window:

"chown: cannot access ‘/root/Documents/ViberDownloads’: No such file or directory chown: cannot access '/root/Documents/ViberDownloads’: No such file or directory"

Then installation process is completed, but when I try to start viber window with following error message is pormpted instead of aplication itself.

Error "Failed to change to directory '' (No such file or directory)"

Text Below is the whole text messages displyed in the terminal window of Lubuntu package installer during installation.

(Reading database ... 180949 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack /home/yoda/Downloads/viber.deb ...
chown: cannot access ‘/root/Documents/ViberDownloads’: No such file or directory
Unpacking viber (4.2.2.6) over (4.2.2.6) ...
Setting up viber (4.2.2.6) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.14-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58ubuntu1) ...

Hi,

I have upgraded my Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit to 15.04 Vivid Vervet 64 bit and this broke my Viber application version 4.2.2.6.

Installation file is 64 bit viber.deb packet from (http://www.viber.com/en/products/linux). When I reinstall Viber in the beginning of installation, GDebi package installer returns following message in the terminal window:

"chown: cannot access ‘/root/Documents/ViberDownloads’: No such file or directory chown: cannot access '/root/Documents/ViberDownloads’: No such file or directory"

Then installation process is completed, but when I try to start viber window with following error message is prompted instead of application itself.

Error "Failed to change to directory '' (No such file or directory)"

Text Below is the whole text messages displayed in the terminal window of Lubuntu package installer during installation.

(Reading database ... 180949 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack /home/yoda/Downloads/viber.deb ...
chown: cannot access ‘/root/Documents/ViberDownloads’: No such file or directory
Unpacking viber (4.2.2.6) over (4.2.2.6) ...
Setting up viber (4.2.2.6) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.14-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58ubuntu1) ...

Regards!

Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

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I'm sorry to say this is not an issue with Ubuntu at all, but an issue
with Viber itself. Its deb package specifies this directory, which it
erroneously assumes exists. You could attempt to create the directory
and that may solve the problem, but ultimately you'll need to look to
Viber for the fix. Try support.viber.com and file a bug there. Thanks!

 status wontfix
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Changed in lubuntu-software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Oops should have made that invalid :)

Changed in lubuntu-software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → Invalid
Mario (marioekert) wrote :

Try to remove Path= from /usr/share/applications/viber.desktop

Alex Papadopoulos (alepapadop) wrote :

There are two solutions to this problem.

1) Start viber from command line:
Open a terminal and type: /opt/viber/Viber
you can create a alias to avoid typing all this every time

2) Open the file /usr/share/applications/viber.desktop with sudo permisions
and search for the Path=. you will see there is missing something from this line.
just add replace it with Path=/opt/viber/
now you can start viber from the start menu.

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